Thinley Namgay  

Thimphu City FC is on the top of 2022 BoB Bhutan Premier League (BPL) having won eight of the nine games in the first league.

The City has 25 points.

In the highly contested derby yesterday at the Changlimithang Stadium, City added three crucial points defeating Transport United FC 2-1.

Transport has 13 points from nine games so far.

City conceded an own goal in the 46th minute.  However, City equalised in the 52nd minute through unmarked Nima Tshering with a long-range goal.

Ten minutes later, Nima Tshering rose to the occasion again near the post following a long pass from a teammate. Nima crossed the ball towards the goalie but the ball slated from the goalie’s foot into the net.

Thimphu City FC is followed by defending champion Paro FC with 19 points and Druk Lhayul FC with 15 points from seven games each.

The only game City drew 1-1 was against Paro FC on August 26.

Paro wait to match City as they still have two games in hand before wrapping up the first round.

The recent game Paro FC played was against BFF Academy at their home ground at Woochu Sports Arena on October 8.  The host outplayed the visitor 6-0.

Paro’s next two games are against RTC FC and Ugyen Academy FC on October 17 and October 22, respectively.

The 2022 BPL began on August 13 among 10 professional clubs in the country.

Paro Rinpung FC and FC Takin will face tomorrow at Woochu Sports Arena at 3pm.The winning club will break the point deadlock as both teams are yet to secure a point.